What makes water pipes rattle?

Answer When turning water on or off in your home, you may have heard noisy water pipes that bang or rattle. While the noise is annoying, it can be a symptom of a greater problem with the home's plumbing, ... Read More »

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What can be causing my hot water pipes to rattle?

If it's not an air blockage they could be furring up inside. This means that scale from the water is clogging the pipes. Just like our arteries block with cholesterol. This will be a major plumbing... Read More »

When pipes become blocked with lime scale in a hard water area is there anything that can be put through the pipes to unblock them?

According to me the pool should be cleaned thoroughly so that it is hygienically safe for the the people using the pool.The dead bird should be removed immediately & disopsed.

Some of our water pipes are made of lead. Would it be wise to buy bottled water, the cheap types?

Lead pipes should have been replaced years ago. End of. It doesn't cost much to replace at least the pipes supplying drinking water.

What causes the cold water pipes in your house to make a constant banging sound it seems to be coming from the main water valve in the front of the house?

Most of the time its caused by lose pipe supports and no expansion tank or air chamber. Most fast closing solenoid valves will be the start of the problem. Copper pipes are usually the loudest and ... Read More »